Access all the information you need to perfect your Eureka! Pants that Fit. On this page you will find links to several documents referred to in our pattern instructions, videos and more.
Click on the links for these helpful hints on our website:
- Guide to Zipper Application with directions for both invisible zipper and lapped zipper insertion.
- Want to hide the stitching on lined summer pants? Read Rae’s blog post for tips and tricks for underlining pants.
- Rae’s Hand Hemming Stitch for Rae’s favorite stitch for hand hemming pants.
- Sarah’s Tips for Sewing, Tapering and Pressing a Dart with instructions for making smooth and beautiful darts.
- Sewing Resources for our recommendations for books and other publications to help you improve your sewing or to find answers to other questions.
- Eureka! Pants Size Chart to help you decide what size pattern you will need.
- NEW Creative Living videos featuring Rae Cumbie talking with Sheryl Borden about making a Modern Pants Wardrobe and sewing your own jeans with Authentic Jeans Details.
Free Pant Fitting Videos
You can watch several videos on You Tube demonstrating how to custom fit Eureka! Pants that Fit if you click on these links:
- Video 1: Identifying the Best Size for Your Body
- Video 2: Adjust the Fit – Hips and Crotch
- Video 3: Pinning in the Darts
- Video 4: Transferring Darts to a Paper Pattern
Sew News and Craft Daily on Perfect Pants
Rae has recently published a series of articles on Perfecting Your Pants in Sew News magazine. Refer to these volumes of Sew News for great design and pattern work information for creating pants in the style you prefer (or you can purchase the entire set of articles as an ebook from Shop Sew it All):
- Oct/Nov 2014, pages 54-60 for “Pants Perfection Part I: Waistbands & Closures”
- Dec 2014/Jan 2015, pages 62-66 for “Pants Perfection Part II: Pockets”
- April/May 2015, pages 49-55 for “Pants Perfection Part III: Leg Shapes”
Our very own Rae Cumbie is also the featured teacher in a series of sewing videos produced by Craft Daily, including a 3 part series on “Perfecting Your Pants”. Read more about the video lessons, which may be purchased from Craft Daily, at these links:
- Perfecting Your Pants Part 1: Modify a Pant Pattern to Suit your Body
- Perfecting Your Pants Part 2: Zippers, Pockets and More!
- Perfecting Your Pants Part 3: Leg Shapes to Suit Your Needs